Venice Film Festival

‘Stray Dogs’ Doesn’t Get Golden Lion

Sacro GRA, a documentary by Gianfranco Rosi, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. This was the first… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The lineup for this year’s Venice Film Festival has been announced, and among the 17 films in competition are new works from Terrence Malick (To The Wonder), Brian De Palma (Passion), and Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers). [via ArtsBeat]

2. If you didn’t grab a copy on Record Store Day, you can stream… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. In the wake of its recent success at the Golden Globes, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows is said to be mulling over the idea of doing a feature film version of the TV series. Yes, please — provided that Maggie Smith is on board with the idea. [via The Mirror]

2. YouTube… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. George Clooney’s The Ides of March, an adaptation of Beau Williams’s play Farragut North, which was inspired by events in Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential primary campaign, will open the Venice Film Festival on August 31st. The film’s all-star cast features Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, and Evan Rachel Wood.… Read More

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Rate-A-Trailer: Tom Ford Goes Celluloid with A Single Man

Tom Ford is a product of his own creation, a fashion visionary who pimps envelope-pushing ads and the idea that women can be as sexually powerful as men. And despite his mantle as the “straightest gay man alive,” he is in fact, still gay. For his first full-length feature film, A Single Man, Ford drops the artifice and maintains his devastating sense of style of relay the story of a gay British college professor mourning the death of a longtime lover. Set in LA in the early 60s, the cast (Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Gennifer Goodwin, Matthew Goode) get to frolic in sets that would make Matthew Weiner seethe with envy. As you can see from the clip, we also get a lot of moody eye close-ups, fantastic costuming, a Julianne Moore pompadour, and a sexier rendition of Firth’s universally-beloved water scene. CLICK THROUGH to watch the trailer.… Read More

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Video of the Day: Reporter Strips for George Clooney

We can believe that a gay reporter decided to strip down to his underwear as he publicly declared his love for George Clooney at a Venice Film Festival press conference for The Men Who Stare at Goats. We can’t believe that he would admit to not having seen the movie yet. Poor form. Also: The nonplussed reaction from the Daily Mail reporter who follows his “question” is the funniest part of the whole thing, don’t you… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we scanned the list of movies accepted at the Venice Film Festival, and wished we could afford a ticket to go — specifically to finally see The Road. We swore to go out and buy a Brita after seeing these adorable adds asking people to use less bottled water. We were… Read More

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